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The Rev. Jesse Jackson has left the hospital for a rehabilitation center after surgery. Jackson is pictured here at SiriusXM Studios on Feb. 27, 2020 in New York City. (Jason Mendez / Getty Images)

The 79-year-old civil rights leader was admitted to Northwestern Memorial Hospital for abdominal discomfort on Jan. 29, according to a statement from the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, the Chicago-based organization that he heads.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. speaks outside Chicago police headquarters during a march Sunday, Dec. 27, 2020 in protest of the mistaken raid of a Chicago woman’s home in February 2019. (Annemarie Mannion / WTTW News)

Dozens of women marched outside Chicago police headquarters on Sunday, demanding police and judicial reforms in response to a botched raid at the Chicago home of Anjanette Young, who was left naked and handcuffed in February 2019.

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks with WTTW News.

A look back at the words of the Rev. Jesse Jackson, whose latest book has been decades in the making.

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Martin Luther King Jr. delivers his “Mountaintop” speech on April 3, 1968.

It is a moment seared in the memories of so many Americans: the day in 1968 they learned that Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated. The Rev. Jesse Jackson was there, and he shares his memories with Chicago Tonight.

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The civil rights advocate announced Friday that he was diagnosed with the progressive degenerative disorder in 2015. 

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Mayoral candidate Jesús “Chuy” García is hoping that an influx of support from black leaders will put him ahead of opponent Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the April 7 runoff election for Chicago mayor. 

Rev. Jesse Jackson Reflects on Civil Rights Anniversary

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. reflects on the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

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Two titans of the Civil Rights Era – Rev. Jesse Jackson and Rev. Otis Moss Jr. – open up with personal stories of their relationship with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Rev. Jesse Jackson says he plans to protest during the upcoming NATO summit.